Commercial vegetable production - by permaculture
Is anybody producing vegetables on a commercial scale?
The organics people have that great book "New Organic Grower" by Eliot Coleman, and I know several places that use those techniques. But they have rectangular garden beds, lots of straight lines, all bare earth rather than mulching.
I know about permaculture mandala gardens, but they seem domestic scale rather than commercial.
If anyone is doing a more permaculture-style market garden capable of supporting many families, I would appreciate some tips. Our concept is to have a classic broadacre permaculture featuring heritage plants and rare breeds animals.
Goulburn NSW (cold and dry climate; just the way we like it)
PS -- we are very interested in having permaculture intern/s from September. Great accommodation, an emerging permaculture property of 92 acres, and a centre for medieval crafts. Must have a PDC.
Re: Commercial vegetable production - by permaculture
Hi there Rhys,
Have a look at the following link - Purple Pear Organics, outside Maitland, west of Newcastle NSW.
They have set up a huge mandala system and distribute to others in a CSA scheme. Well worth looking at - very inspiring...